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accede to pressure

To bow down or yield to pressure from an outside force, especially as regards a political, business, or military action or decision. Congress was forced to accede to pressure from the public and abandon its proposal to increase taxes.
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accede to

1. To agree to a set of terms, conditions, or demands. The government will not accede to the terrorist's demands.
2. To begin serving in a position of authority or in an official capacity. Come January, he will accede to the office of governor.
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accede to something

1. to agree to the terms or demands that someone has stated. We cannot accede to your demands.
2. to assume a position of power or authority; to begin serving in one's official capacity. She acceded to the office of mayor in January.
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Perhaps this was the reason that many princely states were willing to accede to Pakistan.
The Group emphasizes the need to place all nuclear facilities in the Middle East under comprehensive International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, achieve the universality of the NPT and force Israel to accede to it" he said.
The documents note accession of Turkey ''can stimulate other countries to approach the ASEAN foreign ministers for the same favorable consideration for them to accede to the TAC.
Basically, applicants first join the EU, then enter the exchange rate mechanism (ERM II), and finally, when they meet the Maastricht convergence criteria, accede to monetary union.
If the trainee accedes to this, the trainee is eventually removed from the training program anyway on the grounds that seeing a psychiatrist comprises facial evidence of his or her unfitness to ever practice medicine.
However, Parliament's approval of this report signals that there is increasing pressure, endorsed by most EU states and spearheaded by Nordic countries, to accede to their social agenda.
Factors such as accurate shrinkage compensation, draft-angle calculation, and machining tolerances all become more critical than in ordinary single-shot molds, agrees Rick Scheidt, molding manager at Accede Mold and Tool.
Bidwell," shouts an outraged protocol officer, "that Lee Iacocca will not accede to the wishes of the President of the United States?
The State of Palestine has become the 72nd country to accede to the United Nations TIR Convention, the only global customs transit system, which facilitates trade and the secure movement of goods across borders.
ASEAN foreign ministers also wish to have Australia and New Zealand to accede to the treaty, even though Australia has reportedly said it may not be ready to sign the treaty soon.
The second volume in Beaties' superbly written "The Army Of The Potomac" series, The Army Of The Potomac: McClellan Takes Command, September 1861-February 1862 cogently addresses such issues as why McClellan deserves a great deal more credit than his is traditionally accorded for building the Union army; how McClellan tried to improve his communication difficulties and accede to the wishes of President Lincoln; why the inter of 1861-1862 (the worst in forty years) and his nearly lethal case of typhoid fever had such a profound impact on McClellan's actions.
I accede to your superior powers of prognostication.
According to the Act of Settlement of 1701, no person can accede to the throne, or remain in the line of succession, if he or she marries or becomes a Catholic.
For instance, substance abusers may pursue an uninhibited lifestyle in a peer group that condones promiscuity, whereas depressed youngsters may accede to the sexual demands of their first boyfriend or girlfriend.
Born in 1912, Smith experienced a sort of time lag in his artistic career that caused him to accede to relative fame alongside the Minimalists, beginning in 1966 with his first solo exhibition and his appearance in "Primary Structures" at the Jewish Museum in New York.